Jeffrey L. Fisher

Special Counsel

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Jeffrey Fisher, one of the nation’s leading Supreme Court practitioners and scholars, represents clients in high-stakes litigation involving a wide range of civil and criminal issues. He has argued nearly four dozen cases in the Court—including 12 in the previous four Terms. Over the past several years, Jeff was also found in a recent study to have the highest rate of obtaining grants of certiorari of any member of the private bar.

His successes include several landmark decisions. Among them:

  • Jam v. Int’l Fin. Corp., in which the Court addressed the International Organizations Immunities Act (IOIA) for the first time;
  • Riley v. California, in which the Court for the first time applied the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches to digital information on smart phones; 
  • Crawford v. Washington and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, in which he persuaded the Court to adopt a new approach to the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause; 
  • Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist., in which the Court established the substantive standard for enforcing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; and
  • Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, in which the Court held that that the Constitution requires courts to consider juror testimony regarding deliberations when racial bias may have been a significant motivating factor in the decision to convict.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers® Appellate Practice “Lawyer of the Year” in San Jose, California (2022); Jeffrey has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2007.
  • California Lawyer, California Lawyer of the Year (appellate law category) (2021, 2015, 2008)
  • Daily Journal, “Top 100 Lawyers” list (2021)
  • Law360 MVP: Appellate (2020)
  • National Law Journal, Litigation Trailblazer (2020)
  • Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner (Nationwide Appellate Law) (2019-2021)
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer (Dispute resolution - Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)) (2019-2021)
  • National Law Journal, 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (2013 & 2006)
  • Lawyers Weekly USA, Lawyer of the Year (one of ten) (2009 & 2004)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award (organization’s highest honor) (2008)
  • The American Lawyer, “Fab 50” Litigators Under 45 (2007)
  • Daily Journal, Top 20 (in California) Under 40 (2007)
  • National Law Journal’s “40 Under 40” (one of ten lawyers “of special note” within group) (2005)
  • National Law Journal Lawyer of the Year, Runner-Up (2004)
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Professionalism Award (2004)
  • Recipient, Order of the Coif, University of Michigan Law School (1997)


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court and numerous federal courts of appeals


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1997
  • Duke University, A.B., 1992

Professional Activities


  • “Justice Stevens: Setting an example for all of us,” SCOTUSblog (July 18, 2019)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “The U.S. Supreme Court: Laying Down the Law,” Public Affairs Council’s Public Affairs Institute (January 9, 2020)

Press Releases

Daily Journal Names Goetz, Petrocelli, and Fisher to “Top 100 Lawyers” List

9月 15, 2021

More than 50 O’Melveny Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2022

8月 20, 2021

O’Melveny Practices, Lawyers Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 US 2021

6月 28, 2021

O’Melveny Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2021

5月 25, 2021

Daily Journal Names Goetz and Fisher 2021 Attorneys of the Year in California

3月 19, 2021

O’Melveny Advises Strava on US$110 Million Financing Led by TCV and Sequoia

11月 16, 2020

Law360 Names Baker, Fisher, Mitchell, Petrocelli, and Siegel 2020 MVPs

10月 6, 2020

O’Melveny Teams with Center for Reproductive Rights to Win Supreme Court Victory in Key Abortion Case

6月 29, 2020

O’Melveny Named Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA 2020

4月 27, 2020

O’Melveny Secures Win for Pro Bono Client Before Supreme Court of the United States

2月 26, 2020

In the News

Law360: The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

7月 5, 2021

Bloomberg Law: Supreme Court Curbs Warrantless Home Entry for Misdemeanors

6月 23, 2021

Reuters Legal: Q&A: How SCOTUS pro Jeffrey Fisher of Stanford and O’Melveny carved his own path

6月 16, 2021

Law360 Justices Question Broadening Reentry Paths For Deportees

4月 28, 2021

Law360: Justices To Decide If Defendants Can Invite Barred Evidence

4月 19, 2021

Law360: Appellate Group of the Year - O’Melveny

12月 3, 2020

Law360: Why Can’t Female Lawyers Make Headway At The High Court?

7月 14, 2020

Law360: The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

7月 10, 2020

Supreme Court Brief: Revisiting the Ministerial Exception | Roberts Blocks Investigation | Trump, DOJ and House Align | Kansas SG Is Latest Court Pick

5月 11, 2020

Associated Press: Blind Justice- No Visual Cues in High Court Phone Cases

4月 28, 2020

The New York Times’ “The Daily”: The Supreme Court Rules From Home

4月 21, 2020

Bloomberg Law: Supreme Court Bolsters Unanimous Jury Rule in Louisiana Case

4月 20, 2020

SCOTUSblog: A “View” from the Courtroom- “Strong Feelings” in the Latest Abortion Case

3月 4, 2020

Supreme Court Brief: Louisiana and Clinic Clash Over the Record

1月 8, 2020

Supreme Court Brief: Louisiana and Clinic Clash Over the Record

1月 8, 2020

Law360: 200 GOP Lawmakers Ask High Court to Rethink Roe v. Wade

1月 2, 2020